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BVAS configuration will be completed Tuesday – INEC


Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will be completed on Tuesday, March 14.

Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner, who appeared for an interview on Channels Television on Sunday, March 12, said no BVAS machine will be reconfigured without the data being uploaded to the “accreditation backend”.

Okoye also said the commission has learnt lessons on the challenges of the BVAS machines during the presidential elections.

He said; “As at the last time I checked, over 170,000 of those results have been uploaded.

“As you are aware, we are reconfiguring the BVAS for purposes of the governorship and state assembly elections, and any BVAS that was used for the presidential and national assembly elections that do not push to the accreditation backend, the data relating to the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections will not be reconfigured.

“In fact, the BVAS will not allow itself to be reconfigured or reset if the entire data is not pushed to the accreditation backend.

“I’m sure that by Tuesday when we hope to complete the resettling of the BVAS for the purposes of the governorship and state assembly elections, the results in all the places where elections were conducted would have been pushed to the accreditation backend.”

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